Jan 172015
 

Over on LAF there’s a painting club going, with the name (and theme) “It’s Alive!”. I’m resurrecting my thread on the Stillburg project, which is my now stalled fantasy campaign for Song of Blades and Heroes that my cousin and I have played a few games in. It’s actually what I begun with when getting back into miniatures some years ago. With only a handfull miniatures left to call it done, this painting club coincided well with my own plan for a year of cleaning out old half-painted or stalled projects from my shelf of primed lead.

Moan. Groan. Sigh.

Moan. Groan. Sigh.

The first of ten miniatures in the Stillburg backlog is now finished. I went for this ghost (actually a Nighthorrors range Wraith, but never mind) as it fit well with another current painting club, on the Oldhammer forums: I’ve never painted a… before. This is my first attempt at an ethereal model. Not chuffed, but it’ll have to do. Jon from Magpie and Old Lead made a keen observation; the body is that of the Fighters range flagellant (see bottom left in this page).

Jan 152015
 

I’ve finally finalized my entry for the Oldhammer Legacy 2015 warband. Nothing fancy, a little female dwarf warrior from Asgard’s old Dwarf Warrior range. Sculpted by Jes Goodwin, unless I’m mistaken. They are still available from The Viking Forge and I can heartily recommend the range. Quality sculpts that sit comfortably next to most dwarf models. They’re even a little on the large side. Definitely heroic 28.

Asgard Miniatures -  Shieldmaiden

Asgard Miniatures – Shieldmaiden

 

Not much to say really, I’ve followed the restrictions on palette as given in the thread. As a first for me, I painted gems. Never tried that before. I really liked how the one on the “backside” of the hilt (top right) turned out. The other ones are fine for a first attempt but don’t look very convincing.

Onwards and upwards, here’s to a brand new year and let’s hope it’ll be a productive one. I’m getting a new baby in March so chances are I won’t get much done at all hobby-wise. The theme of this year is “cleaning out the closet”, so I’ll be revisiting stuff stuck in limbo or primed hell. That means, I’ll start working on my two final commission models again soon. Yay. Never again – I feel horrible for letting the client wait so long.